Circuit de la Sarthe (cycling)

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Circuit de la Sarthe
Race details
Date Early April
Region Pays de la Loire, France
English name Circuit of Sarthe
Local name(s) Circuit de la Sarthe (French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage race
History
First edition 1953 (1953)
Editions 62 (as of 2014)
First winner  Jacky Hays (FRA)
Most wins  Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) (3 wins)
Most recent  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU)

The Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de la Loire (English: Circuit of Sarthe) is an early-season short road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France. Since 2005, it has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Between 1953 and 1974 it was an amateur race, becoming a professional race in 1975.

Palmarès[edit]

Rider Team
1953 France Hays, JackyJacky Hays (FRA) V.C. Tours
1954 France Fournières, BernardBernard Fournières (FRA) La Suze
1955 France Bernard, AndréAndré Bernard (FRA) Couêmon
1956 France Danguillaume, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) A.V.T.
1957 France Guérin, RaymondRaymond Guérin (FRA) C.O.P.
1958 France Danguillaume, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) A.V.T.
1959 France Danguillaume, Jean-PierreJean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA) A.V.T.
1960 France Foucher, AndréAndré Foucher (FRA) Rennes
1961 France Jeugnet, JeanJean Jeugnet (FRA) V.C. Tours
1963 France Juin, ClaudeClaude Juin (FRA) U.V. Aube
1964 France Cosseron, JeanJean Cosseron (FRA) Pelforth
1965 Spain Lopez-Rodriguez, José ManuelJosé Manuel Lopez-Rodriguez (ESP) Spain (national team)
1966 France Matignon, PierrePierre Matignon (FRA) Bières 33
1967 France Grimbert, GuyGuy Grimbert (FRA) Pampryl
1968 France Grimbert, GuyGuy Grimbert (FRA) Caen
1969 Poland Szurkowski, Ryszard JanRyszard Jan Szurkowski (POL) Poland (national team)
1970 France Lechatelier, ClaudeClaude Lechatelier (FRA) France (national team)
1971 Soviet Union Neloubine, ViktorViktor Neloubine (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1972 France Ovion, RegisRegis Ovion (FRA) Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt
1973 Soviet Union Gorclov, NikolayNikolay Gorclov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1974 Soviet Union Skosyrev, IvanIvan Skosyrev (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1975 France Hinault, BernardBernard Hinault (FRA) Gitane-Campagnolo
1976 France Hinault, BernardBernard Hinault (FRA) Gitane-Campagnolo
1977 Soviet Union Pikkuus, AavoAavo Pikkuus (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1978 East Germany Drogan, BerndBernd Drogan (GDR) East Germany (national team)
1979 France Muselet, ChristianChristian Muselet (FRA) La Redoute-Motobécane
1980 United States Lemond, GregGreg LeMond (USA) United States (national team)
1981 Soviet Union Barinov, JuriJuri Barinov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1982 Soviet Union Mitchenko, IvanIvan Mitchenko (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1983 France Jules, PascalPascal Jules (FRA) Renault-Elf
1984 France Moreau, ClaudeClaude Moreau (FRA) Coop-Hoonved
1985 France Jules, PascalPascal Jules (FRA) Renault-Elf
1986 France Garcia, DidierDidier Garcia (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Velo Talbot
1987 Soviet Union Ugrumov, PiotrPiotr Ugrumov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1988 France Marie, ThierryThierry Marie (FRA) Système U
1989 France Laurent, ThierryThierry Laurent (FRA) R.M.O.
1990 Soviet Union Jdanov, DimitriDimitri Jdanov (URS) U.S.S.R. (national team)
1991 France Cornillet, BrunoBruno Cornillet (FRA) Z-Peugeot
1992 France Bernard, Jean FrancoisJean-François Bernard (FRA) Banesto
1993 France Bernard, Jean FrancoisJean-François Bernard (FRA) Banesto
1994 France Heulot, StephaneStéphane Heulot (FRA) Banesto
1995 France Marie, ThierryThierry Marie (FRA) Castorama
1996 Italy Baffi, AdrianoAdriano Baffi (ITA) Mapei-GB
1997 Spain Mauri, MelchorMelchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1998 Spain Mauri, MelchorMelchor Mauri (ESP) ONCE
1999 Norway Kjaergaard, SteffenSteffen Kjærgaard (NOR) Team Chicky World
2000 Spain Canada, DavidDavid Cañada (ESP) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
2001 United Kingdom Millar, DavidDavid Millar (GBR) Cofidis
2002 France Rous, DidierDidier Rous (FRA) Bonjour
2003 France Da Cruz, CarlosCarlos Da Cruz (FRA) FDJeux.com
2004 Sweden Lofkvist, ThomasThomas Löfkvist (SWE) FDJeux.com
2005 France Chavanel, SylvainSylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis
2006 Germany Schumacher, StefanStefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner
2007 Germany Kloden, AndreasAndreas Klöden (GER) Astana
2008 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom
2009 France Lelay, DavidDavid Lelay (FRA) Agritubel
2010 Spain Sanchez, Luis LeonLuis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne
2011 France Roux, AnthonyAnthony Roux (FRA) FDJ
2012 Australia Durbridge, LukeLuke Durbridge (AUS) GreenEDGE
2013 France Rolland, PierrePierre Rolland (FRA) Team Europcar
2014 Lithuania Navardauskas, RamūnasRamūnas Navardauskas (LTU) Garmin-Sharp

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